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2:00 PM ET, September 6, 2009

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Washington Post:
White House Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy Over Past Activism  —  White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after weeks of controversy stemming from his past activism.  —  “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy …
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Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
White House Adviser on ‘Green Jobs’ Resigns  —  In a victory for Republicans and the Obama administration's conservative critics, Van Jones resigned as the White House's environmental jobs “czar” on Saturday.  —  Controversy over Mr. Jones's past comments and affiliations has slowly escalated …
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amid controversy  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.  —  Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly …
Fox News:
Obama ‘Green Jobs’ Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy  —  Van Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs,” has been linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
President Will Make Case For Public Option Wednesday Night  —  I had a pretty spirited go around with White House Press Secretary Roberts Gibbs and the latest on this dilemma over the public option.  The bottom line: Gibbs says the President will make the case for a public option in his speech …
The Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck Gets First Scalp: Van Jones Resigns  —  Glenn Beck has his first scalp.  Van Jones, under fire from the extremist television show host for his background in radical activism, has resigned from the administration.  —  Jones was Special Adviser for Green Jobs at the Council …
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Van Jones Resigns; Who Will They Go After Next?  —  The right wing got its man.  Green czar Van Jones has resigned from the Obama administration.  —  “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” …
Discussion: Fox News and Riehl World View
Think Progress:
Van Jones Resigns  —  The AP reports that after weeks of constant attacks by the right wing, Van Jones has resigned as Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the Council on Environmental Quality.  Below is the letter he sent to chair Nancy Sutley: … On July 23rd, Glenn Beck began his crusade …
Scott / Power Line:
Van Jones goes down swinging
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Axelrod: Firm on public option
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
The Change Agenda At a Crossroads
Fox News:
RAW DATA: Text of Resignation Letter From Van Jones
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Vox Popoli
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Obama's green jobs czar Van Jones quits under fire
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and RBO
Ahmed Rashid / Washington Post:
In Afghanistan, Let's Keep It Simple  —  For much of the 20th century before the Soviet invasion in 1979, Afghanistan was a peaceful country living in harmony with its neighbors.  —  There was a king and a real government, which I witnessed in the 1970s when I frequently traveled there.
Discussion: New York Times and ATTACKERMAN
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Jenny Anderson / New York Times:
Wall Street Pursues Profit in Bundles of Life Insurance  —  After the mortgage business imploded last year, Wall Street investment banks began searching for another big idea to make money.  They think they may have found one.  —  The bankers plan to buy “life settlements,” …
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Pelosi loath to drop hammer on Rangel  —  Why is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing a growing chorus of calls to drop the hammer on ethics-challenged Charlie Rangel?  —  Because, at the moment, doing nothing creates a lot less trouble for Pelosi than doing anything, current and former House aides tell POLITICO.
 
 
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CNN:
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